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When we went to London to see an NFL game. Part II

The next two days were just straight up football days. We had a Chiefs meet-up at a pub downtown that was really fun. & then the day before the game, we got a walk through tour of Wembley Stadium thanks to a relative, & the guys loved it so much. It really was super cool!

& then it was game day. The morning was sooo foggy, I was really nervous what it was going to be like for the game. It was fun to see people all over the grounds, eating food & buying NFL jerseys [any jersey you wanted!]. I got a really awesome Chiefs t-shirt that said City of Fountains. Even Visit KC was there representing.

Spoiler alert - the Chiefs won, but it was a really interesting experience in the game. Because it's hosted in the UK, there really isn't team loyalty, they're just excited to watch an NFL game. So there were SOO many jerseys & so many people excited to watch. Then during the game, everyone got excited when one of the teams scored, but it's not as fast paced as soccer, so you could tell it was quiet & everyone was a little bored. 
We started off on the field for practice & warm up. Again, the guys loved it. & I got a great pic of Travis Kelce. Great success all around.

Nate's parents went back to KC after the game & Nate & I spent 3 days in London. We both really love London & it was really nice to be in the city. We ate breakfast one morning at an Aussie Cafe we found, actually we went pretty far out of our way to get there, but it was so worth it. Do I remember what it was called or where it was? no! but it was delicious.

Our home base was in Kensington, we stayed at The Ampersand, which we booked through our usual, Hotel Tonight. From there we basically just walked around neighborhoods, found lunch in whatever neighborhood we were in, got coffee & took photos. We LOVED Shoreditch, Notting Hill [Granger & Co is THE BEST. Hands down.] & just being in Central London. One night someone told us that we could use our Tube pass to take a Cable Car over the river & O2 Arena. So we made our way down there, of course it was the night of the U2 concert, so Nate was almost ready to buy us tickets. But really it was a cool view of the city & you can just go over & come right back! 
 

When we went to London to see an NFL game. Part I

Nate & I went to England with his parents in November of 2015. & just like every other family vacation & all the other personal trips we take, I never touch the photos. So. Here they are. 
We went because every year the NFL hosts a game in London & my father-in-law has had season tickets to the Kansas City Chiefs for one zillion years. So we went together to watch the Chiefs play the Detroit Lions. The beautiful thing was that all the British people just come to watch football [instead of fans coming to watch their specific team] so they just wear any jersey they have. 

Anyways, starting off we spent some time in London, walked around Borough Market & by the river. Our luggage got left in a rain storm in Houston, so Nate & I hit Zara spent the day with his parents in the city.  

The next day we drove South to Brighton, which I really loved. It was the most quintessential British coastal town.

We ate good food, walked along the Brighton Pier & then Nate & I went up in the Ferris Wheel over the water at sunset. It was so magical, the colors in the sky by the water were so sweet.

That night we drove up the coast to Dover. This was one of the places I had wanted to go the most, and I was really glad we made it. We got up super early in the morning & drove up to the Cliffs of Dover & I LOVED it. Being there so early was really quiet, it was just us & the donkeys. ha! *still too many photos of nate & I* 

From there we made our way back to London, but made a stop in Canterbury. We got coffee & breakfast at a cute little shop & then walked through the main street to see the shops & get some exercise. Nate's parents went through one of the Cathedrals, it was beautiful.